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EBONI Student Organization Collection

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Produced by EBONI, this document includes the student proposals submitted to President Chapin, along with his response and details the events and promises made.

1969-05

A draft of President Richard Chapin's address to the Emerson community about EBONI's proposals to the Administration.

Projected calculations for fellowships and scholarships for four academic years: 1969-1970, 1970-1971, 1971-1972, and [1973-1974]. Handwritten in pencil on lined paper.

In an 11-page letter to EBONI organizers, President Chapin addresses each of their 10 demands in detail.

Handwritten draft giving credit to the students of EBONI for awakening "our moral conscious," and thank you to Elma Lewis and members of the Black community outside of Emerson College.

Robert Hillman's clarification on behalf of the finance department on EBONI's financial proposals.

1969-05-08

Professor Bender's letter to the Emerson College faculty calling for a special meeting of the faculty and Moonyene Jackson, President of E.B.O.N.I. to discuss "the E.B.O.N.I. point of view concerning their proposals" and "to discuss the future role of the Faculty in the governing of Emerson College."

1969-05-12

Letter to Mooneyene Jackson from the President in regards to the three proposals not accepted on May 1st.

1969-05-09

Letter requesting to meet with Mooneyne as the official representative of EBONI.

1969-05-08

Letter from a student, Steve Aronowitz, to the president of the college commending his actions thus far as it related to EBONI's demands and a request that he not concede any further.

1969-05-07

Recap of a meeting held by Deputy Commissioner Jordan and another officer on the procedures for student or non-student occupation.

1969-04-29

Letter to President Chapin demonstrating support "for the manner in which [he] conducted the affairs of the School during the recent events."

1969-05-09

Letter to President Chapin urging him to "grant amnesty to any and all persons, who have actively participated in trying to implement the proposals presented to Emerson College by EBONI"

1969-05-09

Signed petitions to the president of the college from students identified as "Concerned Emerson students". The petition supported the president's responses at that point and requested that he not go further.

1969

Signed petitions to the president, administration, and Board of Trustees from white students in solidarity with EBONI's demands and a declaration that they will not attend their classes until the demands have been met.

1969

Memorandum on the programming for the Eighth Annual Cultural Week Program. The theme was "Toward Umoja: Meeting the 80's Together." The programming included performances on dance, music, theatre featuring Jennifer Alicia Cover, and fashion, as well as a keynote by Ivan Van Sertima.

Photocopy of a manuscript writing about a meeting on Wednesday at 4:00PM to talk about EBONI proposals. Handwritten content reads: "FACULTY MEETING, 4:00 pm Wednesday, Union #21, April 30, agenda: EBONI PROPOSALS."

1969-04-30

Promotional poster for "EBONI Presents A Tribute to Black Men," a panel discussion featuring progressive African American men." Dated Thursday, Dec. 6, 1990.

1990-12-06

Program for the EBONI awards banquet of April 26, 1990 at the Park Plaza Hotel, Boston. Yellow paper, single fold, four panels.

1990-12-06

Proposed statement of the Ad Hoc Committee for the faculty position on the President's response to the 10 Demands. The typed document includes edits in pen. Present at the Ad Hoc Committee meeting were Boros, Harris, Klim, Littlefield, Lindgren, Luterman, Marderosian, McAllister, Mitchell, Ward, and Zacharis.

1969-05-02

Budget of Original Administrative Response and Faculty Administrative Response for 1969-1970 and 1970-1971

1969-05-05

Admissions policy committee meeting minutes including the discussion of 5 of the 10 EBONI demands. Present at the meeting was L. Garrard, P. Molyan, H. Nickerson, L. Lanich, W. Littlefield, D. Luterman, H. Holmes (student), and D. Bornstein (student).

1969-05-06

Tri-color poster (black, red, green). Rendering of four hands clasping four wrists in a square and the African continent in the center. Under the title, African Unity, is a block of calendar dates for events during black history month 1995 at Emerson College.

1995-02

Program for the EBONI awards banquet of April 26, 1990 at the Park Plaza Hotel, Boston. Yellow paper, single fold, four panels.

1991-02

Program for the EBONI awards banquet of April 26, 1990 at the Park Plaza Hotel, Boston. Yellow paper, single fold, four panels.

1991-02

Poster promoting AHANA Food Festival, dated December 8, 1990

1990-12-09

Front page news stories in the college paper entitled "EBONI Spurs Teach-in" and "White Students Take Action in Support of EBONI."

1969-05-08

On the Director of Admissions "getting a person who can work effectively in the ghettos, in Faculty meetings and [with] all students, black and white."

Program for the EBONI awards banquet of April 26, 1990 at the Park Plaza Hotel, Boston. Yellow paper, single fold, four panels.

1990-02

Program for the EBONI awards banquet of April 26, 1990 at the Park Plaza Hotel, Boston. Yellow paper, single fold, four panels.

1996-02

Blue flier with image of African continent in the center, promoting E.B.O.N.I.'s Ha am bee, Night of Unity on November 4, 1995 at the Little Building.

1988-02

Program for the EBONI awards banquet of April 26, 1990 at the Park Plaza Hotel, Boston. Yellow paper, single fold, four panels.

1988-02-23

Program for the EBONI awards banquet of April 26, 1990 at the Park Plaza Hotel, Boston. Yellow paper, single fold, four panels.

1995-02-01

Two-page typed document, signed and dated by hand with some handwritten edits which details ten proposed changes to the college for the purpose of supporting black/African-American students and developing a greater awareness and presence of African-American persons and educational content in the college curriculum.

1969-04-11

Letter urging continued support for EBONI's proposals. Begins with highly critical reaction to Emerson College's response and accuses the college of institutional racism. Also includes an invitation to observe Malcolm X's birthday in the student union and attend a benefit concert/dance for the Black Fellowship Fund to be held in the Emerson theater. The document is not dated and the authors are not identified.

1969

Gold colored flier for Cultural Week 1980 contains a calendar table listing events from April 20 through April 25. Sponsored by E.B.O.N.I., Emerson College. Events relate to African American cultural heritage.

1980-04

Yellow flier promoting EBONI's third annual fashion show, titled Dimensions. April 1, 1990

1990-04-01

Handout created by white students of Emerson College in solidarity with E.B.O.N.I.'s ten demands. The document urges students to attend a discussion with invited speakers instead of attending their scheduled classes. The documents sites E.B.O.N.I.'s demands as fair and moderate and specifically calls out administration's reason for being financially unable to support the creation of fellowships. Authors of the document are not identified.

1969

Program for the EBONI awards banquet of April 26, 1990 at the Park Plaza Hotel, Boston. Yellow paper, single fold, four panels.

1990-04-26

10 points with names likely related to the person to which the EBONI proposals relates to. The listed names and entities are as follows: 1. Garrard, Nickerson 2. Garrard, Doherty 3. All Department Chairmen 4. Dean Woodruff 5. Garrard, Nickerson 6. Garrard 7. Dr. Pierce, Dr. Ursul 8. Dr. Bender 9. Academic Calendar Committee 10. Food Committee

1969-04-11

Press Release summary and a letter to Moonyene Jackson from President Chapin in regards to the three proposals not accepted on the May 1st.

1969-05-09

Program for the EBONI awards banquet of April 26, 1990 at the Park Plaza Hotel, Boston. Yellow paper, single fold, four panels.

1990-12-06

Large poster promoting First World Affair events of April 26-29 featuring Vinie Burrows and Kalamu ya Salaam at Old South Church in Copley Square. Art shows black, brown and red hands clasping wrists, with copyright 1978 David E. Clark.

1978-04

Blue flier with image of African continent in the center, promoting E.B.O.N.I.'s Ha am bee, Night of Unity on November 4, 1995 at the Little Building.

1996-11-04

Rose-colored flier. Front side includes discussion questions for Healing the Hate video. Back side details Emerson College's Biased-Related Harassment and Discrimination Policy, possibly dated 11/97.

1996 - 1997 circa

Letter, possibly typed on carbon copy paper, begins: "I'm sure you've all read the response to EBONI's proposals." The content related to college budgeting for EBONI's proposals and mentions existing plans for a Roxbury College consortium. Neither the recipients nor the author are identified, though one can assume the letter was written by Emerson College President Richard Chapin.

1969

Flier that defines the acronym AHANA as: African Hispanic Asian Native American.

1989 - 1990 circa

Program for Kwanzaa holiday event, December 10, 1992. Includes candle lighting ceremony, entertainment and buffet style dinner. Single-page, yellow-green paper, folded, 4-panel. Event held at Emerson College Student Union.

1992-12-10

Poster and sign-up sheet promoting a candle-lighting event to celebrate black heritage.

1989-12

Program for Kwanzaa holiday event, dated December 4, 1987. Includes guest speaker, musical medley, sign language performance, candle lighting ceremony and dinner. Single-page, light green paper, folded, 4-panel. Event location unknown.

1987-12-04

Program for the EBONI awards banquet of April 26, 1990 at the Park Plaza Hotel, Boston. Yellow paper, single fold, four panels.

1989-12-06

Membership of the committee and those present at a faculty meeting, along with administration, on May 2, 1969.

1969-05-08

Memorandum to Emerson Chairman of the Planning Forum, Dr. Ursul, on the EBONI proposals and a request to consider them.

1969-04-11

Memorandum to the Emerson community sharing the letter and faculty proposals presented to EBONI.

1969-05-05

Memorandum to the faculty from President Richard Chapin. Also includes an attached letter to Mooneyne Jackson from President Chapin.

1969-05-07

Poster promoting cultural event during AHANA Week, with storyteller Lavinia Nightsong Underwood.

1989-12-08

Promotion for a panel discussion covering topics such as inclusion, racism, and cross-cultural identification. The flier is on red paper with a photocopied photo image of man dressed in drag holding a child wearing a top hat.

2002-10-03

Promotion flier for a play, directed by Donna Farquaharson and Claudy Paul.

2002-04-09

Letter to the President from the Secretary of the Food Committee informing that soul food has been voted onto the menu twice a month. Mr. Wilder, Mr. Woodruff, M. Jackson, F. Napa, J. Shevlin, and N. Blank were carbon copied.

1969-04-17

Blue flier with image of African continent in the center, promoting E.B.O.N.I.'s Ha am bee, Night of Unity on November 4, 1995 at the Little Building.

1988-02-25

Two-page program for Shades of Sexuality panel discussion at Student Union. Sponsored by EBONI, CAPE, EAGLE and GLBT Student Life. Panelists include: Joshua Gambrell, Te'Shaya Franklin, Ocan LeNille, Juan Ramos and Olivia Peoples.

2001-10-29

A flier for an event co-hosted by EBONI and Emerson professors to "compare and contrast the social justice movement of KONY 2012 to Trayvon Martin." Alt. title: "Kony & Trayvon."

2012-04-05

Poster promotion for Songs of Praise gospel concert with Clarence Thomson, Sr. & the New Spirits, contains a formal press shot of the five singers, all wearing suits. Performance to be held at First and Second Church on Marlborough Street, [Boston]. Sponsored by Religious Activities, EBONI, AHANA, Student Affairs.

1997-03-25

Copy of an article written by Kay Bourne on the EBONI Demands. Published in the Bay State Banner, Boston, Mass.

1969-05-08

Yellow poster promoting 8th Annual Cultural Week events, April 23-27. Toward Umoja: Meeting the 80's Together, and featuring Ivan Van Sertima and Jennifer Alicia Cover. Drawing in center of two stick figures with raised hands copyright Jojo79.

1979-04

Held on Friday, May 9, 1969 at 1:30PM in the President's Office. President Chapin and EBONI's Moonyene Jackson negotiate on whether or not the college administration will grant amnesty to protestors for their past and future actions.

1969-05-09

Flier promoting diversity and non-prejudicial behavior. Circular handwritten text. Two small ribbons are taped to the corner, representing the Emerson College colors, gold and royal purple. Sponsored by the Office of Student Life, Division of Student Affairs.

1996 circa

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